How your child can learn to walk to school or nursery safely.
If your child walks to nursery or school, road safety is an essential thing for you to teach her. The phrase stop, look, listen has been drummed into generations of children but there's actually far more to crossing the road than just that. In fact, your child needs to perform 70 different mental processes to cross the road safely. Among many other things, children have to make judgments about the acceleration and deceleration of traffic, judge distance and speed, work out the time available to cross and, crucially, be able to make quick decisions and act on them. In short, children have to have their wits about them and most children won't begin to have all these skills until they're about 7 or 8 years old. Even then, we all know how easily children are distracted. So we've put together a guide to help you teach your child about road safety and walking to school.
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